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Welcome to Voluntary Sector News

Welcome to CMY's new Voluntary Sector Newsletter. We hope this is helping to fill the gap left by the closure of the long running "Voluntary News" (which we used to subscribe to). While Voluntary News was produced weekly, we decided after careful consideration that to maintain a regular schedule with current resources, we would aim for newsletter production Monthly (on or near  30th of the month).  We are pleased to be continuing a valued service and hope you find it useful too!

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Sector News

Financial support for VCS organisations
We have put together some information and analysis of the current government support due to COVID 19. Read the full story here
Charity sector leaders frustrated at lack of government funding
Some have warned that if the government does not take immediate action to support the sector, many charities will not be able to survive the effects of the virus. This is given that there is increased demand, a lack of available staff and volunteers, and a constricted fundraising landscape.Read the full story here.
Charity Tax Group tells government to be 'flexible' in its approach to sector
The Charity Tax Group (CTG) has urged the government to allow charities to keep Gift Aid on donations originally made for cancelled events.  It has written to the chancellor putting forward six proposals about using the tax system support charities during the current crisis. Read the full story here
Over 500 small charities tell PM they have been 'overlooked'
Small charities have told the prime minister that they feel “unsupported” by the government's coronavirus response.  The Small Charities Coalition (SCC) has sent a letter to Boris Johnson, urging the government to recognise the need for financial support for the sector. Read the full story here.
Covid-19 means charities can ask for extensions on filing annual returns 
Charities that need an extension to their annual return deadline due to the coronavirus pandemic should contact the Charity Commission, the regulator has said. The Commission has said that during the Covid-19 pandemic, “the charity sector will face challenges of looking after its staff, volunteers and trustees who may fall ill, have to self-isolate, or have to look after loved ones”. Read the full story here.

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Funding News

Charities can apply for grants from £15m Tampon Tax Fund
IOrganisations supporting women and girls can apply for a share of £15m from the Tampon Tax Fund. The grants will be given to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing. Read the full article here.
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